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CKS Guidance - Boils, carbuncles, folliculitis, paronychia and staphylococcal whitlow

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AbstractThis Topic Review covers the management of folliculitis, boils and carbuncles, acute paronychia, and staphylococcal whitlow.

This Topic Review does not cover the management of cellulitis or chronic paronychia.
There are separate CKS topics on Acne vulgaris, Candida - skin, Cellulitis, Fungal (dermatophyte) skin infections, Fungal and candidal nail infections, Impetigo and Otitis externa.

The target audience for this Topic Review is healthcare professionals working within the NHS in England, and providing first contact or primary health care. Patient information from NHS Direct is intended to be printed and given to people with this condition or their carers.
Date of publishing03/01/2007
Date of last revision by publisher07/01/2007
Date of last review by us07/07/2008
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